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Dem Govs Highlight the Monumental Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill in Their States

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Democratic governors are celebrating President Biden signing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law and are already spreading the word to let people in their states know the tremendous impact of this legislation.

DGA Executive Director Noam Lee said:

 “Democratic governors understand that this legislation will make a difference in the lives of every American — whether you’re a worker, business owner, or a parent. That’s why they’re getting out and spreading the word to folks in their states on what this extraordinary investment in our infrastructure means for them. 

“Republicans have been awfully quiet on the signing of this bill, and we will see their hypocrisy on full display when they try to take credit for the achievements spearheaded by Democratic leadership the moment they reach people in their states.”

Here’s what Democratic governors are saying following President Biden’s signing of the transformational infrastructure bill:

  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis: “I’m in an infrastructure kind of mood as I head to DC to join POTUS Biden for the signing of the historic infrastructure bill to fix our roads and bridges, fund transit, improve water quality, and expand electric vehicle infrastructure.”
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont: “I’m headed to the White House for the infrastructure bill signing. This measure will improve quality of life w/ shorter & safer commutes, new good paying jobs, & more opportunity. As POTUS signs the bill, I’ll be thinking of how meaningful this is to folks across Connecticut.”
  • Delaware Gov. John Carney: “This bipartisan bill will make important investments in our roads and bridges, upgrade our clean water infrastructure, prepare our communities to be more resilient against climate change, and deliver reliable high-speed internet service to American families. That’s how we’ll drive economic growth over the long term — and proves we can still come together to get big things done.” 
  • Hawaii Gov. David Ige: “Hawaii will see an estimated $2.8B in federal spending from the bipartisan infrastructure deal passed by Congress & signed by POTUS. Funding for transportation, clean energy, high-speed internet & many other critical needs will support HI’s move toward climate-change resiliency.” 
  • Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker: “Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal is a testament to what government should do for its people: create millions of jobs, power local economies, double down on our global leadership, and ensure families have the roads and digital access to succeed in the 21st century … The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — the largest of its kind in over a decade — is how we deliver on that mission. Let’s get to work.” 
  • Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly: “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will: Transform our roads and bridges, Modernize our airports, Expand high-speed internet access, Replace our lead pipes, and Upgrade our wastewater system. It’s commonsense, good policy that will grow our economy.”
  • Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear: “We can repair, and we can repair faster. For Kentucky, over $640 million in water and wastewater. That means we can get clean drinking water to so many families that still — even in 2021 — do not have it.”
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: “Infrastructure week is here, and I couldn’t be more excited to join POTUS and officials from across the country at today’s bill signing. This historic investment will transform Louisiana’s roads, bridges, flood protection systems, broadband and other essential needs.”
  • Maine Gov. Janet Mills: “This once-in-a-generation investment will help us fix our roads and bridges, expand high-speed broadband, improve access to clean drinking water, and build a cleaner, more sustainable transportation network — all while putting Maine people to work in good-paying jobs.”
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “Wondering what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means for Michigan? This historic plan will build on the work we’ve done to create jobs, expand access to high speed internet, improve our water infrastructure, support cleaner transportation, [and] fix the damn roads.”
  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper: “The bipartisan infrastructure package being signed today by President Biden is a huge investment in our country that will bring good-paying jobs and much-needed infrastructure modernization to North Carolina. This bill will help ensure we emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever before by improving our roads, bridges, public transit systems, high speed internet networks, clean water and disaster preparedness.”
  • Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak: “Today, POTUS will sign the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law. The historic Act will make life better for millions of Nevada residents, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century.”
  • New York Gov. Kathy Hochul: “We’ve done the numbers. And as a result of the money we’ll be receiving from the President signing the bill today, I’ll be witnessing this. We anticipate that there’ll be no fare hikes for the MTA.”
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown: “The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a game changer for Oregon. It will help us repair and improve our roads and bridges, build more EV infrastructure, and support hardworking Oregon families — all with a focus on equity at its core.”
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: “These investments will strengthen not only our infrastructure, but our economy, our environment, and good union-paying jobs. It will undoubtedly move Pennsylvania forward …”
  • Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee: “Proud to join POTUS for the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Rhode Island is ready to repair roads and bridges, expand broadband, enhance public transit, improve access to clean water, boost climate resilience and more — all while creating good-paying jobs.”
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal that POTUS signed into law today will bring cleaner water, safer communities, new transit, stronger bridges, affordable internet and energy-efficient buildings to Washington state.”
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers: “This bipartisan infrastructure bill is a win for Wisconsin. For years, elected officials in this state failed to make meaningful investments in our roads and infrastructure. Now, because of President Biden’s efforts to pass this once-in-a-generation infrastructure plan, we’ll be able to build on the progress we’ve made these past two years …”